Monthly disposable contact lenses are one of the most commonly used contact lenses worldwide. These are disposable lenses and meant to be worn daily for a month and then to be disposed of. Monthly contact lenses are soft lenses and come in mainly two different materials hydrogels and silicone hydrogels, you can read more about this in detail below. There are various brands of monthly disposable contact lenses available in India some of the leading brands include Biofinity and Avaira from Cooper Vision, Air Optix and O2 Optix from Alcon, Soft lens and Pure vision2 HD from Bausch and Lomb and Acuvue Vita from Johnson and johnson.
They are worn when you begin your day and need to be removed at the end of the day. After removing them, the lenses need to be cleaned and kept in the contact lens case. They are soaked in lens solution so that you can wear the same the next morning.
Contact lenses are meant to correct refractive error and most convenient way to get rid of your glasses, Now if you are looking for an affordable alternative, Yes Monthly disposable lenses are for you. These lenses are completely safe to use and a little hygienic approach is required to use monthly disposable contact lenses. These lenses need to be cleaned and soaked properly every time after use and hence little patient compliance is required to use these lenses. Also kindly read about contact lens care.
Sometimes patients are non-complient or don’t have enough time to clean lenses daily and keep it ready for the next day some may not be medically suitable candidates for monthly disposable contact lenses, for such patients other more frequently disposable contact lenses include biweekly contact lenses or daily disposable contact lenses.
Contact lenses are placed on the surface of the eye. More accurately they are placed on the cornea which is front most transparent layer of the eye. The contact lenses are bathed by tear film and come in contact with our eyelids. Our eyelids have multiple oil glands called meibomian glands. These glands are responsible for secreting oil on the tear film surface preventing quick evaporation of tear fluid and thus prevent dryness.
Thus, when one wears contact lenses there is an accumulation of lipids, proteins, calcium and other substances on the surface of the lens. These deposits can be cleaned every night when one removes the contact lenses. This can be done for a month and then the patient can open a new pair of lenses.
Monthly contact lenses are cost-effective as well as comparatively safe contact lenses. They are cheaper than daily disposable contact lenses as we are disposing them in a month and not every day. These lenses come in Hydrogel as well as Silicone Hydrogel materials. The key difference between the two is oxygen permeability of the lens. In simple words amount of oxygen can pass through the contact lens and reach the cornea of the eye. How do that matters to the contact lens wearer? Well, Silicone Hydrogel lenses due to its high O2 permeability, can be worn for all the waking hours which can be even 15-18 hours a day whereas Hydrogel lenses due to less oxygen supply, ideally can only be worn for 8-10 hours a day comfortably. Due to better soft lens material Silicone Hydrogel lenses are costlier than Hydrogel monthly disposable lenses. Know more about cost of contact lenses at eye solutions.
As said, monthly contact lenses are widely available now. Most of all leading brands cover the range of prescriptions including monthly contact lenses for cylindrical power and can be received on the same day or in a span of 2-3 days after ordering However for some prescriptions which have very high astigmatism or significantly high myopia or hyperopia can take time and that also limits the brand’s availability. To know your power availability please reach out to us using a chat icon/call icon at the right bottom corner of your screen.
The cost of these lenses has reduced in the past few years. Because of better manufacturing techniques and larger volume production, the cost has reduced. Find out more about cost of contact lenses.
Over the years contact lenses have become an over the counter product. In most cases, nothing really happens but it is important that an eye doctor examine your eyes to make sure you are a good candidate for contact lenses. They would also be able to check your eye power and make sure you don’t buy the wrong contact lenses. The first contact lens consultation is an important step when one is considering moving to contact lenses.
At Eye Solutions, we offer certain discounts to all our patients with free shipping. We also offer to take back unopened boxes of contact lenses if the eye power changes. You can order your monthly contact lenses here.